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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Weather conditions and feed costs ‘driving’ weanling numbers in Balla

Balla Mart – Weanling Prices – 01-11-2022

According to Stephen Hannon, trade for weanlings at Balla Mart’s most recent sale on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, was “similar to the previous week”.

The general manager of Aurivo Marts and manager of Balla Mart reported that good-quality types “sold well” while lighter, plainer sorts were “harder to sell”.

Speaking following the weekly weanling sale, he said:

“There were some nice calves on offer with people holding on to them as long as possible, but now weather conditions and feed costs are driving them out.”

“Buyers said that the tops 350kg+ were making about 3.00/kg; bulls which are getting harder to find.”

According to Hannon, weanlings 200kg to 350kg averaged €2.89/kg, while bulls 350kg to 450kg levelled at 2.78/kg and those 450kg+averaged €2.61/kg.

  •  LMX – 305kgs – €1,000;
  • LMX – 295kgs – €900;
  • AAX – 260kgs – €750;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €940;
  • BAX – 180kgs – €510;
  • SIX – 235kgs – €640;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €990;
  • BBX – 255kgs – €750;
  • CHX – 355kgs – €1,060;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €980;
  • LMX – 340kgs – €1,000;
  • SIX – 390kgs – €730;
  • CHX – 335kgs – €1,060;
  • BBX – 360kgs – €1,200;
  • BBX – 345kgs – €1,250;
  • CHX – 420kgs – €1,150;
  • LM – 170kgs – €640.
Heifer weanling prices

In the heifer weanling ring, those 200kg to 350 kg levelled at €2.76/kg, while those 350kg to 450kg averaged €2.70/kg.

  • CHX – 300kgs – €770;
  • CHX – 280kgs – €780;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €950;
  • CHX – 265kgs – €700;
  • LMX – 240kgs – €550;
  • CHX – 345kgs – €940;
  • SIX – 335kgs – €650;
  • AAX – 305kgs – €620;
  • CHX – 295kgs – €670;
  • SI – 385kgs – €1,050;
  • CHX – 300kgs – €850;
  • CHX – 375kgs – €1,110;
  • CHX – 290kgs – €990;
  • CHX – 320kgs – €820;
  • CHX – 400kgs – €830;
  • LMX – 305kgs – €1,240;
  • LMX – 400kgs – €1,110.
Balla Mart information:
  • Address: Aurivo Balla Mart, Carrowntober, Oughter, Co. Mayo
  • Contact information: Phone: 094-9365068 or see Aurivo’s website.
  • Sale days: Weanlings: Tuesdays. Bullocks, heifers, cull cows, sucklers, and stock bulls on Saturdays with rings as follows:
  • 1: Bullocks at 10:30 am Saturday ringside and online.
  • 2: Heifers at 10:30 am Saturday ringside and online
  • 3: Dry cows/breeding bulls & springers at 10:45 am/11 am ringside and online.
Tuesday weanling sales (Certain times of year):
  • Ring 1: Bull weanlings at 10:30 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Ring 2: Heifer weanlings at 10:45 am Tuesday ringside and online.
  • Intake time 07:00 am to 09:30 am on Saturdays. 08:00 am to 09:30 am on Tuesdays.

Further reading

Mart reports
  • Read more mart reports(cattle and sheep prices) on That’s Farming.
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